Abbott Nutrition announced a recall of three of its infant formulas after four babies who consumed the company’s products reported to have been hospitalized for bacterial infections. The recall is for specific lots of the company’s Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare formulas that its Sturgis, Mich., facility produced.
This comes as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised consumers in a release on Thursday not to use certain powdered infant formula products produced at the facility. The agency said it was investigating complaints that the four infants in three states who were said to have consumed powdered infant formula by Abbott Nutrition made at the facility were reported to have Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport infections.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local partners are also contributing to the investigation, according to the FDA. In a statement, American multinational medical devices and health care companies apologized for the inconvenience of the recall to consumers.